Mission: Business ownership initiative of indiana's mission is to provide services and support to emerging and existing business owners in the nine-county, indianapolis metropolitan area. The services include micro lending, business-training classes and workshops, one-to-one business counseling, life coaching, mentoring and assistance with locating and obtaining financial resources.
Programs: The business ownership initiative (boi), located in indianapolis, helps central indiana residents start & grow businesses by providing business resources, business coaching and access to financing. Whether you are a first time entrepreneur, developing a plan for a startup business or a small business veteran looking for a small business loan, boi can help. Boi's services include the following: entrepreneurial services for women: the central indiana women's business center (ciwbc) is a cooperative program that partners with the u. S. Small business administration (sba) to promote the creation and growth of businesses by women entrepreneurs, proving education business resources, and access to capital. Business coaching and training: boi provides one-on-one, personalized business coaching free of charge. Boi also offers business training workshops and online business courses to educate entrepreneur and small business owners on a variety of business related topics from marketing to cash flow analysis. Our business coaches are qualified individuals who help our clients move forward and create success. This free service is provided by staff, contractors, and volunteers. Business coaching is also available in spanish and is provided due to the generous support of the clowes fund, inc. Small business lending: boi offers micro loans from $1,000-$100,000+ for available start-ups or existing businesses.